Well today didn’t quite go as planned. I was excited since I did not have one single meeting or appointment on my calendar. That meant I could get some real work done.
Hahaha! The gods were laughing at me!
We got a large printing job delivered today that we’d been waiting on. My secretary could not possibly get it all put together in a mailing by herself this afternoon and I really wanted it to go out. It had been delayed long enough. So, I said I would help. We both worked our tails off getting it ready to go out. Done just about 3:30 and she loaded the bulk mailing into her car and went to th post office.
Next thing I know, she was back. One look at her told me something was wrong. I wasn’t sure if she was going to explode or cry…neither was something I wanted. It seems the post office wont accept a bulk mailing after 2:00 pm. WHAT???? Two and a half hours before the windows close and they won’t accept it????
But I remained calm. After all, one of us needed to be calm. She doesn’t work again until Tuesday and I sure didn’t want to wait that long to get it mailed. She offered to come back into town tomorrow and do it, but that was just silly.
So, we put all the boxes in my van and tomorrow I will swim the murky waters of bulk mail. I sure hope it all goes well. I really don’t have time to do it tomorrow. But I really don’t have time not to do it either.
Calmness prevailed today. My secretary was in a much better mood when she left (plus it doesn’t hurt for me to pitch in and help her do her job from time to time). Wish me luck tomorrow.